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Dear Friends:
Our November 10th NYPIRG Friends Happy Hour Event was a great success thanks to you! It was wonderful to see you, and thank you so much for your generous help and support along the way.
With your sustained support, NYPIRG will continue to drive public attention to the key issues of the day and have a real and positive impact on policy — from environmental protection, to consumer rights, to higher education affordability, to corruption in government, and so much more.
In one year's time, NYPIRG played a critical role in many fights that have led to major victories for the public interest, and we will continue to fight!
  • New York State stopped its policy of annually increasing tuition charged at its public colleges.
  • Schools’ drinking water will be tested for lead as a result of New York’s first-in-the-nation requirement.
  • The state has pledged to spend billions to finance New York City’s mass transit system.
  • NYPIRG registered over 27,000 new voters and ran a voter helpline that garnered significant media attention and helped voters in need.
  • We worked to bolster the state's efforts to stop the oil industry from continuing to lie to the American public about what it knows about climate change.
  • New York has pledged to meet 50 percent of its electricity demand through power generated by solar, wind, and other alternative energy sources by the year 2030.
  • NYPIRG helped launch a major campaign to stop the state’s $7.6 billion bailout of the nuclear power industry
  • We teamed up with older adults to get millennials engaged in policies to promote retirement financing.
  • NYPIRG is developing a new drinking water quality project and new programs to combat persistent hunger and housing problems among college students.
  • We hosted the New York State Attorney General as our keynote speaker at the NYPIRG Fall Conference.
  • NYPIRG continues to recruit and train another generation of civic-minded activists.
Of course, for all of this, the support of our alumni and friends is crucial. Now more than ever, we need your assistance as we grow NYPIRG bigger and better. Please make your generous, tax-deductible contribution today to help us keep fighting and winning.
Thanks again, and I hope to see you soon!

Blair Horner
Executive Director

Will Latest Indictment Give New Life to Ethics Reform in Albany? Don't Bet On It  (Gotham Gazette, March 24, 2017)
Why you'll be paying more on your next utility bill  (CBS News 6 Albany, March 23, 2017)
Watchdogs: Scandal-plagued Albany is filling new 'slush' funds  (The Oneonta Daily Star, March 21, 2017)
With Bharara gone, State Capitol may be weaker on ethics transgressions  (WXXI, March 16, 2017)
Legislature is largely exempt from FOIL  (Albany Times Union, March 16, 2017)
Some State Lawmakers Disappointed to See Preet Bharara Go  (Spectrum News March 14, 2017)
Assembly bills would delay plan to keep upstate nuke plants open  (Newsday, March 14, 2017)
Indian Point: Unit 3 shut down for maintenance, refueling  (The Journal News, March 13, 2017)
Many county websites have big gaps in online information  (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, March 12, 2017)
Bharara said Trump fired him after refusing to resign  (WGRZ Channel 2, March 12, 2017)
States must lead on climate change: Letter  (The Journal News, March 11, 2017)
Will Albany take steps to clean itself up?  (Press & Sun Bulletin, March 10, 2017)
Dutchess scores high in review of county websites  (Poughkeepsie Journal, March 10, 2017)
Attorney general's oil, gas probe lauded - Letter to the Editor  (Poughkeepsie Journal, March 9, 2017)
Older NYers want to help millennials save for retirement  (WXXI, March 9, 2017)
Falling Subway and Bus Ridership in New York - Letter to the Editor  (The New York Times, March 8, 2017)
Business Contributions and Campaign Finance in New York: Deep Historical Roots  (Gotham Gazette, March 8, 2017)
Public Hearing Held to Discuss Zero Emissions Credit Program  (Time Warner Cable News, March 7, 2017)
Decision-makers skip N.Y. nuclear bailout hearing  (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, March 6, 2017)
Energy advocates urging review of Gov. Cuomo's clean energy standard  (ABC News 10 Albany, March 6, 2017 )
News Archive
Release: 350+ groups gather in support of AG's Big Oil investigation
Emphasizing the Massive Cost of Cuomo's Nuke Bailout to Energy Consumers, Albany Advocates Urge State Legislature to Block His Plan & Take His Own Advice on Indian Point: Close Upstate Nuke Plants Too
NYPIRG Reactions to State of the State Addresses
NYPIRG Statement Regarding the Reported Agreement to Close the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant
Trouble In Toyland: 2016 Survey Finds Recalled Toys in Online Stores
New study: closing upstate's aging nuclear power plants can reduce NY's greenhouse gases & save ratepayers money. 'Green' power can dramatically increase safety & job creation.
Analysis: Despite Increase in Voter Registration, Turnout Fell Throughout New York State, Dips Uneven Throughout New York City (source:
Attend The Only Way Is Up: A Citywide Discussion to Boost Voter Turnout in New York on Friday, November 18th in Manhattan.
Analysis: More New Yorkers Are Registering to Vote; Will Voter Turn-out Remain Low? (source:
Blair Horner discusses Albany politics and the importance of voting on "It's Your System"
Watchdog Groups Call on Senate and Assembly Leaders to Hold Emergency Oversight Hearing On Allegations of Historic Bid-Rigging Scandals and Clean Contracting Reforms
NYPIRG Report: Still At Risk - Tobacco Marketing Around Brooklyn Schools
Still At Risk - Tobacco Marketing Around Brooklyn Schools (News Release)
NYPIRG's 2016 Legislative Review & Release of "Legislative Profiles"
Convention-Land: New Yorkers' Road Map To The Constitutional Convention
Turnaround: Fixing New York City's Buses (Report)
Turnaround: Fixing New York City's Buses (News Release)
NYPIRG Statement on US Senate Vote on GMO Bill
Gov't Reform Groups Call for Corruption-Busting Reform Package Now
Albany Money Machine 2016 (PDF)
Reports & Features Archive